Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dream Of You by Jennifer L Armentrout ~ Review & Tour

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We are so excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for DREAM OF YOU by Jennifer L. Armentrout, a novella in her Wait For You Series. This is a 1001 Dark Nights novella so it is exclusively available as Amazon Kindle and Paperback. Grab your copy today!!



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 Here's the thing - women are not perfect.  Even at the best moment of our lives we are not perfect.  And while I love reading about perfect bodies coming together, it's fiction.  That's why this book is such a breath of fresh air.

Abby Erickson is not model material and she knows it.  She beats herself up about it.  And the douche date she has that tells her if she'd lose some weight she'd be hot is a jerk I'd like to backhand.  Because that attitude is what has women always worried about how their behind looks in these stupid jeans.  I LOVED that Abby walked out of that date.  And thus sets the stage for a second chance of sorts.

Despite having had a boyfriend, that she later married, Abby noticed the hottie Colton in high school.  Who wouldn't?  Of course, even if she didn't have a boyfriend, she didn't feel like she had a chance with that boy.  Thing is he noticed her too.  Now, with Abby widowed and Colton very available, they meet under less than great circumstances.  But Colton believes in second chances and he's on it.

I love this guy.  Colton likes what he sees and hates that Abby doesn't see herself the way he does.  He's on a mission to help her get it.  And he's determined to protect her.

Yep, someone's wants her out of the way.  She saw something they didn't want her to and that's not a good thing.  So there's a suspense element to this story and I loved that.  It drove this story from their meeting to helping them see things how they are between them.  Really added a little something to this novella.

Of course it's a JLA book so it's hot and sexy.  Colton plays the gentleman only so long before he shows his skills.  And talk about skills, yeah the guy has them.

And because it's a JLA book, it's well written with great characters.  Of course, some of our favorite characters from the other books in this series make a brief appearance.  I was very happy to meet Jillian and I'm thinking she may show up again in Brock's book (Fire In You).  I loved her bookish ways and her shy self.  

I read it in an afternoon and really enjoyed it.  It was great to see a heroine that wasn't perfect, that doubted herself and yet figured out how to accept herself.  Very nice.

This novella stand alone, so if you need an afternoon quickie, than this is a great one.  It's also a must for those who have read the series.  You'll love it. 

DREAM OF YOU Tour Schedule

June 24
Book Bite Reviews-Excerpt  
People Like Books-Review and Excerpt  
Stuck in Books-Review and Excerpt  
June 25
Bittersweet Reads-Review & Excerpt  
Book Bumblings-Review  
Kimberlyfaye Reads-Review and Excerpt  
The Eater of Books-Review and Excerpt
June 26
Fiction Fangirls-Review and Excerpt 
 Nightly Reading-Excerpt  
Readers Live 1000 Lives-Review and Excerpt  
June 27
A Bookish Escape-Review  
Always YA At Heart-Review & Excerpt  
Daydream Books-Review  
 Red Hot + Blue Reads-Review and Excerpt  
Summer’s Book Blog-Review and Excerpt
June 28
Cocktails and Books-Review and Excerpt  
Little Read Riding Hood-Review and Excerpt 
Zili in the Sky-Review and Excerpt
June 29
Romance Obsessed Book Blog-Review and Excerpt  
Stuck in YA Books-Review and Excerpt  
The Cover Contessa-Review and Excerpt  
Travels n Reads-Review and Excerpt
June 30
Deity Island-Review and Excerpt  
Book Crushin-Review and Excerpt  
Books and Starlight-Review and Excerpt
July 1
iFandoms Collide-Excerpt  
Lovin Los Libros-Review  
Whatcha Reading-Review and Excerpt 
July 2
Book Reviews by Sandra-Review and Excerpt 
 Book Starlets-Review and Excerpt  
 Read My Mind-Review and Excerpt
 Scandalous Book Blog-Review and Excerpt
 What Danielle Did Next-Review and Excerpt
July 3
Books and Swoons-Review and Excerpt
 Books Unhinged-Review and Excerpt
 Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom-Review and Excerpt
 Dark Faerie Tales-Review and Excerpt
 Love Between the Sheets-Review and Excerpt
 Luxen Army-Review
 Mean Girls Luv Books-Review and Excerpt

  Dream of You - Teaser 2     

Abby Erickson isn't looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she's thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she's ever seen - Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she's in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.

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Colton leaned toward me with his gaze locked onto mine. “I didn’t know you in high school, but I knew of you.”
“You did? I can’t imagine it was anything interesting. I was boring as—”
“I never got the impression you were boring,” he interrupted, and goodness, I could fall into those eyes and never come back out. So cheesy sounding, and if I saw it in one of my author’s books, I’d redline the hell out of that, but now I got it. It was possible. “I just thought you were this pretty girl who sat two seats behind me in history class and was shy.”
Several things occurred to me at once. He remembered that we shared history class together? Holy crap on a cracker. And he thought I’d been pretty? I was sure I probably weighed twenty pounds more back then and I wore these godawful glasses that were so trendy nowadays. 
Colton was a flirt. 
“Looking back, I wish I had the balls to talk to you then.” He returned his attention to his crepe while my jaw hit the table. “But you were with Kevin and…yeah, that’s not my style, you know?” He glanced in my direction. “You’re going to eat the crepes, right?”
“Yeah,” I murmured, cutting into one side. I forced myself to eat a bite, and it was like heaven just orgasmed in my mouth. Wow. That was inappropriate. I resisted a giggle. “What about you? You’ve been a cop this whole time?”
“Yep. It’s what I always wanted to do. Started off as a deputy, then became a detective for the county before transferring to the city. I love working as a detective, but with my hours all over the place, Reece, my brother, has pretty much straight up adopted my dog. She doesn’t even stay at my house anymore.” He finished off the second crepe with an impressive quickness and then settled back against the chair, stretching out his long legs. “Almost got married.”
Thank God I had just swallowed a piece of crepe because there was a good chance I would’ve choked. “Almost?”
“Was engaged.” He grinned, and I felt my tummy dip in response. “Nicole and I were together for…hell.” He glanced up at the ceiling, pursing his lips. “For about six years.”
Holy crap, six years? That was a long time. I wondered if she was the woman I’d seen him with at the movies that one time, but that was like, maybe a year ago. 
“Got all the way down to planning the wedding date when we came to the realization that we wanted different things in life.”

About Jennifer L. Armentrout:

Author Photo# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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  1. Love this review! This book was so good and I loved Abby and Colton!

  2. This book is SO going on my TBR! I can't wait to dig in. :) I loved the excerpt and am already swooning hard on Colton. ♡♡

  3. I loved this story as well Val. I agree with you. As woman, we beat ourselves up all the time over our appearance, and I love that JLA gave us a real woman with real insecurities. I agree that the suspense added to the plot and it was very well-written always brings us the good stuff! Wonderful Review :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  4. Dayum! Now I want to read this too! I love the sound of Colton, and I want to see why they want Abby out of the way! Awesome review!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace